A new and noteworthy award

We’d like your help with this award. In honor of our long time and founding co-chair, Marie Zorniak, who passed away unexpectedly last June, we’re starting a new award, the Marie Zorniak: Heritage from the Heart Award. She was one of the driving forces of our Fair, and her special passion as an educator was to help kids who might not have seen their own potential.

We’d like to give the award to a a study who displays enthusiasm for Canadian Heritage and History; who has a personal connection to or a passion for their topic; who may have overcome adversity or challenges to create an exemplary project; and who takes a piece of Canada‚Äôs story and makes it their own.

Since an award like this is hard for us to judge, we’d appreciate you nominating a student for this award when you register them for the Fair. Who do you think had a special connection with their project? Who might’ve had a harder time creating it for any of a variety of reasons, yet somehow overcame the obstacles and got the job done? Let us know that student’s story when you set out to register.

And when you’re ready to register your students head off to http://register.rrhf.ca where registration is now open. (Remember that where it asks for parent information, it actually means teacher. That is just a peculiarity of Permission Click.)

So where do you come from?

Manitoba Genealogical Society

This next award comes from the Manitoba Genealogical Society. It’s geared toward kids who research their own ancestors, or seriously delve into discovering more about their family tree.

This sounds like a great excuse to sit down with grandparents, aunts and uncles and learn a bit of family history from the people who lived it. Oral history is a great tool to explore your own past.

Check out the Society’s website. They have some interesting resources posted.

This is a great art prize!

The Artists Emporium has donated gift certificates to the Red River Heritage Fair. This is a very cool shop on St. James Street that stocks just about anything an artist could ever want. If you’re at all artistic (or know someone who is) you should stop by this store.

We’ll be using these as the prize for our Art Award. So, if you’re wondering, this also confirms our art award. Art is a very different way to tell history, but worth exploring. If you don’t already know about it, check out the Art Gallery page.

Thanks to the Aritists Emporium for their support of our Fair.

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